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MS 117 contains papers relating to Laurence J. Burton’s college education and to his career prior to his election as Representative from Utah’s First Congressional District in 1962. Though covering only a relatively short period of time, 1951-1961, the material offers pertinent information on the events and circumstances which directed Burton into national politics.
Box 1: A miscellany of examinations, lecture notes and research papers from Burton’s...
1949 - 1962
Scope and Contents
Paper titled Folk Architecture; The Burton’s Log Cabin Moose Creek Plateau
Idaho by Sheryl L. Ross, written for an English 375 Folklore course, May 1980, Weber State
College. This paper describes the planning and construction of a log cabin built by the Laurence
J. Burton family in central Idaho, and is mostly a transcription from a taped interview with
Laurence J. Burton. Paper includes sketches of cabin floor plans.